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Double Jack | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ThreeWiseMen on 06-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of willitsmckinley
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of nUgZ
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce poured into a snifter. Thanks to SanFranJake for this opportunity!

A: Pours a light copper color with a one finger head and some lacing.

S: Very sweet smelling hops abound in this beer. Fruity and floral varieties. Peach, apricot, oranges, and more! No malts to speak of. There is a hint of alcohol. Very inviting smell!!

T: Malts are present in the taste, but balanced nicely by the abundance of bitter hops. Alcohol is apparent.

M: Medium to full bodied with plentiful carbonation.

O: Overall, this is a very solid DIPA. It has a very inviting smell, great flavors, and very good balance. I'm glad I got the chance to try it.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of MusicaleMike
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Tired Hands stemmed glass.

Brilliant clarity that shows off the very attractive, rich honey-copper color, topped by a peach-hued foam that seems to be supported by an abundance of lively carbonation. As the head dies down, it still shows signs of sticking to the glass. Amazing looking beer!

Aroma is classic. Juicy, bold and full of great hop smells, including notes of peaches, oranges, mango, pineapple, and apricot marmalade, with some hints of alcohol behind it all. Malt aromas are completely masked in this beer.

Palate-coating flavor, chock full of hop bitterness. Sweetness from malts right up front, but fairly well-balanced in the sense that there is a massive presence of hop bitterness, which is countered by that sweetness. There is no hiding of the fact that this beer is 9.5% abv. Bitterness numbs the tongue up front, but wanders to the sides of the tongue and releases a massive amount of hop juice that carries into the aftertaste. Definitely has some sweetness to it though. Finishes hot.

Double Jack is full-bodied, with solid carbonation that is well needed to lift this beer. There is a stickiness to this beer that I don't really like. It suggests a high sugar content.

Overall this is just a gorgeous beer with a great aroma and a solid example of the DIPA style. Highly recommended, and certainly stacks up against many other DIPAs, but I am not sure if this is in my top 10 Double IPA's...

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of memoarauz
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So I stopped by my neighborhood store and the owner insisted I try my 1st! IPA, he highly recommended Firestone Double Jack and I've tried more since but I absolutely love this beer. Smell, taste are amazing and it does the job. Great for a poker night and just chillin around the house.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Joshpu
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a tulip glass, almost no head, very clear in appearance. Basically a very light and bright orange color, similar to a peach.

S: Smells terrific, smelling pineapple, mango, sweet smelling.

T: Taste is excellent, you can taste the fruity citrus hops, also getting the malt balance.

M: Mouthfeel is light and crisp, a very drinkable beer. The fruity hops flavor linger for a little while, which I love.

O: Overall this is an excellent beer, I am not getting any traces of the alcohol for it being almost a 10% beer, one that I could drink on a regular basis.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Heritage02Rider
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So I was given a gift of a 24 oz Double Jack. What better thing to do on a Friday night than savor the taste of a fine double IPA.

A - The appearance is golden amber. Very clear with limited to no head. Could be the glass I used, but i was surprised by the lack of head. However, IPA's in general tend to be light on the foam. SO no real surprise here.

S - Very light smell of hoppiness. No aroma indicating a strong IPA or of alcohol.

T - The first sip screams IPA! It goes down easy with that back of the throat tang from a high IBU beer. I am not one to find hints of fruits and other craziness... it just tastes citrusy as all IPA's tend to.

M - When in the mouth, it is smooth and does not appear to leave a strong after taste; contrary to most IPA's. I attribute that to the higher alcohol ABV of 9.5%. The strong hoppiness counters the hoppiness and vice-versa.

D - this beer from the first few sips will go down easy and I will surely finish this easily. However, I cannot see this be pounded. It is a great sipping beer.

Overall - I find this to be a very good IPA and will recommend it to any IPA fan. If you are not a traditional IPA fan or do not like high IBU beers; stay away and let me have yours. Thanks for sharing.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of NiceTaps
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Alchemist pint glass.

A- Crystal clean light golden orange color that changes in the light, a little amber hue comes through. A slow fading 1+ finger head that sticks rings of lacing. Bubbles away!

S- Strong citrus to begin, grapefruit and orange, pineapple, too. Pine upfront as well. Then as it sits the bready malt and alcohol aromas show up. Nice mix.

T- the flavors do not quite live up to the aromas. Good citrus and semi-dry, not too sweet malt flavors, grapefruit and orange, some earthy/wood notes. The flavors are there, just not as pronounced as the smell might indicate.

M- A bit thin on the sip but the flavors bounce around and the hops hold up for a good finish, carried by near perfect carbonation. The abv does not try to hide in this brew.

O-It feels and tastes good, smells even better. It just may be a tad too strong to drink regularly, but I'm enjoying it now.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Double Jack from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 7,578 ratings
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